Sedation dentistry is perfect for people sensitive to sounds and smells or squeamish around needles. We’ve yet to meet a patient that doesn’t have some kind of backstory to share, and feeling vulnerable can be flat-out scary. When we say that patient comfort is our number-one objective, we mean it!
Saxonburg Dental Care offers two different sedation options to help get the dental work you need with as little stress as possible. If you do choose sedation, our doctors will select a sedation solution that matches your procedure length and anxiety level.
Nitrous oxide–also called “laughing gas”–can greatly improve your dental experience. Drs. Sepich and Dunlevy have you wear a mask (resembling an oxygen mask you’d see at the hospital) and inhale deeply. Before you know it, you will feel relaxed–and a bit giggly. Nitrous oxide helps dull the pain and keep you calmer throughout your procedure. We do not use nitrous oxide with our pediatric patients.
Dr. Roger Sepich is Board-certified to perform IV (intravenous) sedation in-office (lucky you!)–so if you need a bit more help to take the fear out of your appointment, IV sedation is available. IV sedation allows you to forget you were ever at the dentist. It will not put you completely under, but you won’t be fully aware either. You should be able to follow basic instructions throughout your procedure, but will emerge a bit groggy. IV sedation is a fantastic method to get the care you need– comfortably.
We know this has been a time of great uncertainty and stress but we hope everyone is staying healthy and adjusting the best way that they know how to. At this moment, we do not have a projected end date to the state’s ban on all elective dental treatment. It is difficult for us not knowing when we will be back and we know it is difficult to our community as well.
We initially had planned on resuming normal appointments on March 31st but this is very unlikely. Fortunately, we are still able to see emergencies but these must be true emergencies.